Aluminum Cornered Crate

This crate began life as the leg of a sawhorse.

I love the old paint on the wood.

Using an old aluminum mini loaf pan and tin snips, I cut pieces of the trays to use as corners.

The aluminum is soft and easy to pry the trays apart.

Using the corner of the wooden crate, I shaped each metal corner to the box using a hammer then screwed the metal into place.

The handle is the heavy aluminum wire that was holding all the tins together.

Using one more piece of aluminum from the trays to make an attachment for the handle. 

(Really more decorative than functional)

The crate came out great! 

The aluminum looks like galvanized steel and adds a lot of character to this rustic crate.

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .